Flow of the summit


Aug. 26th Arrival in Kyoto

 1pm - 2:30pm   Opening Ceremony

   Keynote Lecture

 6pm -                Reception

                         (Imadegawa Campus, Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center)

Aug. 27th

 8:30am - 6pm   Summit and breakout sessions

  (Doshisha Biwako RetreatCenter)

Aug. 28th

 8:30am - 6pm   Summit and breakout sessions

  (Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center)

Aug. 29th

 8:30am - 5pm   Field survey and Visit 

  (Kyoto City)

 6pm-                 Farewell Party

  (Doshisha Biwako Retreat Center)

Aug. 30th

11am -12:30pm Closing Ceremony

  (Imadegawa Campus)



>>Field survey and Visit

This schedule is tentative.

  Details will be announced on this web page as soon as they are worked out.

Opening ceremony

  • No advance application required
  • No entry fee
  • Both ceremonies will be held in English 

Venue: Room No.1 Meitokukan

Time: 13:00-14:40

   Sunday, 26th August


13:00〜13:10 Opening Address

       the Student Representative’s Speech

                       Greeting from the President

13:10〜13:30 Mayor’s greetings (Mayor of Kyoto City: Daisaku Kadokawa)

13:30〜14:25 Keynote Speech (the former UN Ambassador: Prof. Motohide Yoshikawa)

14:25〜14:30 Closing Address

Breakout Sessions

Please be sure to check >>ABOUT and THEME of WSEN 2018 Global Summit !

◆Symbiosis of culture and nature

◇Water Environment and Environmental Measures

◇Disaster : Measures and Resilience

◇Technology and Creation of Industry

Sectional meetings will be held on 3 topics such as "Water Environment and Environmental Measures" , "Disaster : Measures and Resilience" and "Technology and Creation of Industry". Also, "Symbiosis of culture and nature" will be given as a common topic. So all participants are demanded to discuss each topics remainding tipic "Symbiosis of culture and nature".


Each sectional meetiongs will be held on the same time as usual. Participants should choose 1 meeting to attend throught this summit. If you are interested, it is allowed to attend the lectures of other topics.

◆Symbiosis of culture and nature

    Symbiosis of culture and nature

As a whole of this environmental summit, the conference wil review the contents of discussions in three breakout sessions (water environment, disaster countermeasures, technology and industry) from the perspective of sustainability of the invisible environment of "tradition and culture", as well as re-examine the familiar environment of "daily life", and seek ways for "symbiosis of culture and natural environment." Though these discussions, the conference will issue its conclusion on the sustainability of the broader global environment.

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Water environment and Environmental Measures

  Relationship between human and activity and envionment

Drinking, Cultivating, Creation of Energy...Water is essential for human.

As we use enormous amount of water every day, maintaining its supply and quality is also essential. In addition, water is deeply related with local traditional industries like fabrics and sake in Kyoto, where this summit is held.

Though discussions on varions water issues by students with different backgrounds from the perspective of sustainability, ideas for future global sustainability are expected to emerge.

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Disaster : Measures and Resilience

   Symbiosis of Culture and Countermeasures against disaster in terms of protection and reduction

Japan is one of the countries with most natural disasters in the world, and its culture shows how the people have coexisted with them thorugh history. Eathquakes do not occur in some countries, while other countries suffer their owm unique natural disasters. In every country, its countermeasures ageinst disasters are a part of its culture.


This breakout session will regard natural disasters as "inevitable" and discuss ways to protect each country's own culture from them on basis of "protection" and "reduction".


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Technology and Creation of Industry

   Double face of Science and technology

Sience and technology have been developed for improvement of our lives and global futere, but is the futere beyond the development of technology really looking bright ? The more advnced technology is applied in our lives, the more likely it gets to affect nature and culture in both good and bad ways. While technology is essential in leading a cultured life, its background are the risk of damaging environment or disappearance of culture. We must therefore discuss these issues and where the limit of using technology is. With the rapid technological improvement happening in all fields, now is the time to face its positive and negative aspects and discuss with students from different countries about the usage and presence of futere technology as well as its relation with society and industry in hopes of finding a key to realize a safe and prosperous global future. At the same time, students will attempt to use their unique perspective for proposing a plan to create new industry using science and technology.

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Closing ceremony

  • No advance application required
  • No entry fee
  • Both ceremonies will be held in English 



Venue: Hardy Hall at Kambaikan

Time: 11:00-12:00

   Thursday, Thursday 30th August


11:00〜11:05 Opening Address

11:05〜11:10 the Student Representative’s Speech

11:10〜11:15 the President’s Speech

11:15〜11:20 Introduction of Guests

11:20〜11:35 Speech of Director-General for Environmental Policy, Ministry of the Environment(of Japan)

11:35〜11:45 a Video Message from Prof. Yoshinori Ohsumi

11:45〜11:55 Declaration of Students’ Opinions

11:55〜12:00 Closing Address

12:00〜    a Photo Session (optional)